Buy Used
£3.73
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Collected Poems Hardcover – 1 Jan 1986

4.0 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£60.79 £3.73
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Hardcover: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd (1 Jan. 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0856356484
  • ISBN-13: 978-0856356483
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,959,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Elizabeth Jennings is one of the last poets of lyric quietude, which is the only way I can think of to describe her calm yet passionate poetry. Being not that way inclined, I tend to stay away from her more overtly religious work, but love her everyday insights and moving lyricism more than any other poet I have read.
She often reserves the punch (and the telling rhyme) until the last two lines, making many of her shorter poems little ephiphanies of the everyday. She's not a million miles away from both Auden and Larkin, though without Larkin's bitterness or Auden's intertextuality; her poems can be enjoyed for themselves, without broad knowledge of The Tradition (or The Canon), though her fierce intelligence shines through every line, and a Jennings revival must surely be on the cards.
Many lines will already be familiar to you - 'Lying apart now, each in separate beds...', 'I have come into the hour of a white healing...', 'We pick at quarrels now...', 'So much of power is put into my hand...' - these words have a quiet resonation with many people who say they have not read any Jennings.
Deeply satisfying, hugely insightful, these really are poems 'of the human condition', expressing joy, loneliness, grief, regret, love, empathy and loss, with a very British dignity and reserve lending a calming restraint to the lyricism inherant the language.
1 Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A collection of around 300 poems from works of 1953 to 1985, selected by the poet herself.
'... not a Complete Poems. It contains all the work which I still hope is worth preserving...'
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
After an initial failure to supply as described my order was quickly fulfilled as advertised -
sad it wasn't the case to start with.
But thanks for sorting it
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am so glad I discovered the poetry of Elizabeth Jennings.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback